The number of outstanding ballots left to count in Kern County stood at less than 25,000 on Wednesday, according to the most recent information on the California Secretary of State's website.
A Kern County native who served in the Obama administration has been appointed to become President-elect Joe Biden's director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
Kern County Elections has plowed through another big batch of outstanding ballots and has fewer than 50,000 ballots remaining to be counted as of Friday, according to updates provided on the California Secretary of State's website.
Kern County residents voted in droves in this week's election,but so many of the ballots cast were uncounted heading into the weekend that the outcome of many local races remained uncertain.
Kern County is still waiting for as many as 100,000 ballots to be counted, and we may reportedly not get updates until next week. This causes some uncertainty in down-ballot races where there may be razor-thin differences between candidates and the vote counts themselves might be low. The to…
There still are an estimated 100,000 ballots to be counted in Kern County and an update to election results won’t happen until next week, said the county’s top elections official on Wednesday, leaving the outcome of many local races uncertain.
Kern's most powerful politician appears to have won an eighth term in Congress after balloting Tuesday but it remained too close to call Wednesday whether his local Republican ally will return with him to Washington, D.C.
Here's how local school district races have shaped up overnight. The latest results were posted by Kern County Elections just after 2 a.m. Wednesday. It is unclear how many mail-in and provisional ballots remain uncounted.
Republican challenger David Valadao maintained a slim 2 percentage point lead Wednesday morning over Democratic incumbent T.J. Cox in California's 21st Congressional District election.
Republican challenger David Valadao took a narrow lead Tuesday over Democratic incumbent T.J. Cox in partial results of California's 21st Congressional District election, while in the 23rd District, challenger Kim Mangone was trailing incumbent Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
Some of the most contested elections in Kern County were at the school board level. Some of the hottest races were open seats, but there were also serious challenges to incumbents. Though it's too soon to call any upsets, a few challengers were ahead in the votes counted on the night of the …
Election Day has arrived, though that doesn't mean we will necessarily know the outcome of Tuesday's long-awaited vote right away. Here is some information about how to vote and what to expect once polling places close at 8 p.m. in California.
This election isn't like any other: all registered voters in California have already been mailed a ballot. But that doesn't mean that poll sites don't serve a valuable role on Election Day.Voters who have their mail ballot can surrender it at any one of the 150 poll sites set up around the c…
Kim Mangone, the Democratic challenger taking on Kevin McCarthy in the 23rd Congressional District race, has made more headway against her seven-term opponent than anyone before her.
The Republican and Democratic candidates for California's 23rd Congressional District found a lot to disagree on during a televised debate on a wide range of national topics Wednesday night.
The bitter fight for California's 21st Congressional District seat only got more so Tuesday as the two candidates — incumbent Rep. T.J. Cox, D-Selma, and challenger David Valadao, R-Hanford — clashed over questions of honesty and how closely their opponent obeys his own party's leadership.
It was probably the most talked about campaign ad in one of the nation's hottest political contests, the tight race for California's 21st Congressional District seat.
Only at its most basic level is California's 23rd Congressional District race about the choice between incumbent Kevin McCarthy, one of the nation's most powerful Republicans, and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Air Force veteran Kim Mangone.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, speaking on the fourth and final night of the Republican National Convention, invoked the American dream and touched on some of the greatest achievements in U.S. history Thursday in a brief but wide-ranging exhortation for Americans to re-elect President Donald Trump.
Though worried about the lingering effects of COVID-19 on businesses and the U.S. educational system, Rep. Kevin McCarthy projected optimism that the country would be "over the top of" the pandemic by the time Congress convenes in January.
Local Republican officials say the party's national convention has drawn fitting contrasts with last week's Democratic conference and that they're looking forward to a speech Thursday from the gathering's chairman, Bakersfield native and Minority Leader of the House Kevin McCarthy.
Local delegates to this week's 2020 Democratic National Convention say the event's new online format works well enough and that they are hopeful the party will turn dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump's performance into gains at the ballot box Nov. 3.
A new report advocating rent cancellation and other government-led housing measures in the Central Valley warns that economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic could result in evictions for 20,000 households across Kern County.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday rejected calls to "defund" U.S. law enforcement agencies in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, the man whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police has reinvigorated the Black Lives Matter movement at the center of nationwide protests.
Local farmers will get a chance starting Tuesday to apply for some of the $16 billion set aside by Congress to help agriculture operations hurt by the COVID-19 crisis. But growers of certain specialty crops produced locally won't qualify unless federal rules change.
The first time Democrat T.J. Cox faced Republican David Valadao in a primary election for California's 21st Congressional District seat, in 2018, Valadao won by a whopping 26 percentage points.
The hours and days following Tuesday's primary election have surely been enough to test the patience of anyone looking for quick answers.
Local congressional races shifted focus to the Nov. 3 general election after Republican David Valadao maintained his lead Wednesday over incumbent Rep. T.J. Cox and Rep. Kevin McCarthy continued to hold off Democratic challenger Kim Mangone.
Two Bakersfield incumbents — Republican Vince Fong and Democrat Rudy Salas — held onto leads Wednesday in their bids for reelection to state Assembly seats.
The McFarland Unified School District seemed to be triumphant passing its school bond measure, while two Wasco school districts appeared to fail to reach the necessary approval percentage for their bonds, according to unofficial final election results Wednesday.
Early primary election returns revealed few surprises Tuesday night in the 32nd and 34th Assembly District races.
Republican challenger David Valadao was leading Democratic Rep. T.J. Cox in early results in California's 21st Congressional District race Tuesday while, in the 23rd District, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy jumped out in front of Democratic newcomer Kim Mangone.
Kern County Supervisors Leticia Perez and David Couch pulled ahead of their challengers in very preliminary election returns Tuesday while Philip Peters, the candidate preferred by retiring Supervisor Mick Gleason, led his challengers.
The two measures on the ballot that would have overturned a ban on medical cannabis sales in Kern County both fared poorly in early election returns.
Supervisor incumbents David Couch and Leticia Perez received strong early indications of support as the first elections results trickled in Tuesday evening.
The March 3 primary election is coming up, and already voters have their mail-in ballots in hand. As you consider your votes, read The Californian's coverage of important local races and issues.
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The focus of President Donald Trump's visit to Bakersfield Wednesday is expected to be the finalization of controversial federal biological opinions that could lead to more water being diverted from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to farmers in the southern Central Valley and urban areas in…
Have you voted yet? Yes, we know the election is still three weeks away, but then again, it's not. Voting is underway.
A senior state official in town Tuesday for a record-setting meeting on the future of Kern's oil and gas industry said Wednesday that Gov. Gavin Newsom's representatives will be back in the county soon to continue a dialogue on how to achieve California's climate-change goals without ruining…
Kern supervisors joined oil industry representatives, local politicians and residents Tuesday in warning state officials that Gov. Gavin Newsom's regulatory crackdown and moves to wind down in-state petroleum production gravely threaten the county's economy and tax base.
A farmworker bill moving through the U.S. House of Representatives has won rare bipartisan support with a compromise attempt at balancing legitimacy for immigrant ag labor with new certainty for industry employers.